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Suzanne's Holiday CheeseBall

I have had made this cheeseball every Christmas for the past 20 years.  It is a special favorite of mine and my husband's as well as the kids. Hope you enjoy it!

  8oz. blocks of cream cheese, softened
1 10oz. block of sharp cheddar cheese, softened
1 teaspoon lemon juice
a dash of salt
4 dabs of tabasco sauce
a dash of garlic powder
half a jar of pimento
2 tablespoon chopped green pepper, or more to taste
2 tablespoon chopped onion, or more to taste

Let all cheeses soften to room temperature.  Combine all ingredients and shape into a ball.  Roll in nuts if desired.  For best results, refrigerate (covered) over night.

Fanny Ethel's Yeast Rolls

This recipe is an updated version of my grandmother's roll recipe from the late 1800's.  My mother made these rolls every Thanksgiving and Christmas for as long as I can remember, and I began making them for my family on the holidays over 27 years ago.  Everyone in the family loves them and we always tease my son, who can make such a feast of them that we made one recipe of rolls for him and one recipe for the rest of the family!!  The only commercial rolls close to these are the Sister Schubert rolls - but they are not near as good.

2 cups milk, scalded
5 tablespoons of shortening, melted
2 cakes/envelopes yeast
5 to 7 cups sifted plain flour
3 egg whites
1 teaspoon salt
approx. 6 tablespoons sugar

Scald milk and add melted shortening.  Let cool to lukewarm.
Have eggs beaten in bowl.  Add sugar to egg mixture.
Add yeast to lukewarm milk mixture and let dissolve. 
Add sifted flour and liquid alternately to egg whites.
Add teaspoon of salt last. 
Then add enough flour to make blubber. 
Cover and let stand for 1 hour.  Dough should double in size.
Work down, roll out, and cut out.
Let stand again for 1 hour to rise again.
Work down, roll out, and cut out.  Let stand again for 1 hour.
Bake at 400 degrees until they look done.  Serve hot.


Favorite Holiday Links

Mimi's Christmas Cookie Recipies for Recipes of all types
Nestle's Very Best Baking
Cookies from Home
Classical Christmas Midis
Animated Greeting Cards

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